Arizona Slot Canyons

Saturday’s scene: Lower Antelope Canyon

Although Lower Antelope Canyon is completely underground, when sunlight seeps in through overhead cracks, the walls seem to glow. Alan and I were introduced to Arizona’s slot canyons on a photography workshop in Northern Arizona. Using Page as a headquarters, we explored and photographed Water Holes, Lower Antelope and Upper Antelope Canyons.   Have you […]

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Saturday’s scene: Horseshoe Bend

Photographers need to lean over the edge to capture the full circle of water at Horshoe Bend near Page, Arizona. As you can see, I didn’t lean out far enough. It was still scary.  

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El Morro National Monument

History’s Written in Stone at El Morro

Here’s an off-the-beaten-path adventure that will intrigue you. El Morro National Monument is located in the northwestern corner of New Mexico on SR 53. For centuries, travelers and explorers have stopped to rest and replenish themselves at an oasis of water wedged into the base of this sandstone outcropping that overlooks the high desert. Before […]

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Exploring Native American History and Culture at the Amerind Museum

Baby boomers, are you planning a trip to Tucson? If you’re interested in Native American culture and archaeology, take the time to drive out to boulder-studded Texas Canyon for a visit to the Amerind Museum. Located in the Little Dragoon Mountains southeast of Tucson, the anthropological and archaeological museum houses the largest private collection of […]

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Practicing Art Appreciation at Casa Benavides Historic Inn

For baby boomer travelers visiting Taos, a stay at Casa Benavides Historic Inn is an introduction to the art, history and culture of north-central New Mexico. Antiques, handmade furniture, and Native American rugs decorate the rooms of the inn’s six individual homes clustered on five acres in downtown. Original art hangs on the thick, adobe walls […]

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Stone Formations in Chiricahua National Monument

Traveling Off the Beaten Path in the Chiricahuas

We’re often asked about our favorite off-the-beaten-path travel experiences. In Arizona, that would have to be Chiricahua National Monument. Whether camping or RVing in Bonita Canyon campground or staying at nearby Sunglow Ranch, active travelers will get their fill of hikes, 4-wheel driving, exploring history or photographing the scenery in a less-crowded southeastern Arizona setting. […]

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North Rim of the Grand Canyon

North Rim: The Grand Canyon’s other side

The North Rim of the Grand Canyon is my favorite. It’s less crowded. Plus a ponderosa pine forest leads right up to the edge, which gives this side of the canyon a totally different feel. Alan and I discovered the North Rim on a fall national park road trip that took us from Arizona to […]

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Discovering Arizona’s slot canyons

Water Holes, Lower Antelope, Upper Antelope. Are these the names of hiking trails? No, they’re Arizona slot canyons located on the Navajo Reservation near Page, Arizona. Alan and I discovered the photogenic gems while on a photo workshop. But you don’t have to be a boomer photographer to enjoy exploring canyons carved by nature’s power. Walking […]

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Romancing the stars at Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter

When Alan and I last visited Mt Lemmon SkyCenter, October frosts were turning the leaves to gold as we traveled up Catalina Highway to the University of Arizona’s Steward Observatory near Tucson, Arizona. After arriving near the top of the 9,000 ft. plus mountain, we enjoyed a box dinner in the education complex while astrophotographer, […]

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